We’ve just released our new Maya Scenes Pack, upgraded to include many new rigs, scenes and shaders. This pack is included with any site purchase.
All scenes can be loaded from our image browsers, Maya Scenes (.MA/.MB) and Shader Presets (.MA/.MB).
New: Natalie Rig
Version 1.0 of the Natalie Hive Rig is here!
The Natalie Rig will sync to match our future Hive Autorigger upgrades included in Zoo Tools Pro.
The rig comes with six shader variations for all of our supported renderers and the viewport. A scene with thirty poses seen in these images and our viewport lighting setup and Studio Library poses are also included.
Natalie is game engine compatible.
Nat’s body has been rigged with our Hive Auto-Rigger and her face has been rigged with our Drag And Drop Face Rig with blendshapes created in braverabbit’s SHAPES. Create your own characters too!
New: Zoo Mannequinn Rig
The Zoo Mannequin Rig is a lightweight fast rig that is targeted at testing and fun animation. We’ll release more rig proportions in the future.
In this pack comes with the Regular Zoo Mannequinn v1.
New: Grid Scenes
New default scene setups have been saved as .MA files that can be loaded ready to go for modeling and lighting.
Watch Grid Scene animation, realtime in Maya’s Viewport.
New: Grid Shaders
We’ve various color options for the grid shaders available in our Shader Presets (.MA/.MB library).
New: SciFi Fighter Space Scene
The Sci Fi Fighter is neat space scene that runs for the viewport and will be part of our upcoming beginner course.
The space scene was built with permission with assets by
Ship: Stephane Chasseloup
Asteroids: Michael Betke
Explosion: Bob Forward/Detonation Films
Background: Yuri B
New Bouncing Ball Rig
The bouncing ball rig is a neat squash and stretch ball rig for Maya. Great for learning animation.
Upgraded: Robot Rig (Hive)
The Robot rig has been upgraded to the latest version of Hive (Zoo 2.6.8). We’ve improved his proportion with shorter arms that are easier to animate.
Added VRay, Blinn shader versions of the rig along with our other supported renderers. Fixed shader appearing green bug in 2022.
Upgraded: Robo Ball Rig (Hive)
The Robot rig has been upgraded to the latest version of Hive 2.6.6. Support for VRay, Blinn StandardSurface shaders and other renderers.
Four new walk cycle scenes have been included.
- Sad Walk
- Happy (Double Bounce)
Upgraded: Hive Rigs For All Renderers Including VRay.
All of our Hive rigs are now compatible with
– VRay Shaders
– Arnold Shaders
– Renderman Shaders
– Redshift Shaders
– Standard Surface Shaders
– Blinn Shaders
Rigs can be replaced at any time with:
File > Reference Editor > Reference > Replace Reference
New: Default Hair Shaders
Shader Presets (.MA/.MB) now comes with more hair shader variations.
New: Assets Sorted By Folders
Default Assets are now sorted by folder in the browsers.
Fixes: Rhino Model and Octopus Rig Fixes
The Rhino model and Octopus Rig have had some minor fixes so their textures load correctly for all renderers.
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To see all tools go to the Zoo 2 Information Page.
Registered users can download from the Zoo 2 Install Page.